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“Wonderful meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Nephele's

Nephele's
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Nephele's has been a local favorite since 1977. We specialize in fresh fish and fresh game as well as seasonal specialties. Check out our full service bar and extensive wine list!
Guadalajara, Mexico
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Wonderful meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

Nephele's only gets better with time. I was there two years ago and food & service has certainly gotten much better. Nephele's is clearly one of the top restaurants in South Lake Tahoe. Inventive food, well prepared and an elegant yet relaxed admosphere. Simple dishes, eg. esgargots, tasted excelletn. More elaborate dishes, eg. the New Zeland lamb was superb, cooked just right and accompanied by fine tasting side dishes. Blueberry cobbler is superb if you have a sweet tooth. You can bring your own wine for a reasonable corking fee.
All in all one of the best South Lake Tahoe eateries

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Houston
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316 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“Nephele's a winner!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

We ate at Nephele's last year when we visited Tahoe, and wanted to return this year because the food and service had been so good. The cuisine is creative California, and they do some very interesting and flavorful things with their meals. We dined on a Saturday nigt, and the place was pretty full - good idea to make a reservation.

Visited March 2013
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Cirencester, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great neighbourhood restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

Found this place on our first night in Heavenly and it was so good we have already been back once and booked again for next week.

My husband had the Elk special which was superb and I had the Chicken Masarla which was delicious albeit slightly too much for me to finish.

The atmosphere is quite relaxed and we have also visited the bar in the afternoon a couple of times and had a good crack with some of the locals.

Not too expensive and well worth it for the whole experience.

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Incline Village, Nevada
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219 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Good Food and Generous Portions”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

We came as a party of eight and they gave us a nice quiet room in the back, which was pretty much ours for 2 hours. The food was quite good, and the service not bad. They have some unique dishes that are tastefully served and very generous portions. Not inexpensive, but not super pricey either. The dinners $25-37 include a nice salad. I do not drink a lot, but our friends raved about the wine selection and the draught beer was only $3 - bargain of the evening. I am a stickler on cleanliness, and all of the dishes and glasses were sparkling clean. The only negative was that they hit us for 22% group tip. This I thought a bit high.

  • Visited March 2013
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New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent food atmosphere and presentation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013

Our 3rd night in Tahoe and finally a good restaurant. Started with a cajun shrimp bisque that was delicious. Chilean Sea Bass cooked to perfection, my husband had a marinated shrimp n pasta dish which was also excellent. Excellent portions including sides of fresh veggies and mini potatoes. Service was superb. Atmoshere warm and cozy. All in all we will be back again before heading home. Don't miss this restaurant.

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